My “Peoplescapes” are colorful and exaggerated narratives about the condition of today’s world. Our culture is designed to ignore certain fundamental truths, causing great obstacles to our continuing existence. Addressing these issues by capturing moments of ordinary life confronting us all, while sharply observing and commenting, I’m able to shine a light on these subjects and, hopefully, contribute to the fabric of history.
CNN—The costume party rages on as tanks come over the bridge. The crowd is sprinkled with those prepared for the carnival of war.
No Free Lunch—Near future of air travel: advertisements blare overhead while attendant sells oxygen, toilet paper, and water to the likes of Bernie Madoff.
The Ref—Ringside, Don King, the Koch Brothers, international environmentalists: Chico Mendes, Wangari Maathai, Edward Abbey, and Aldo Leopold watch the earth being beaten by humans.
Good Life—Guests luxuriate with drilling rig nearby; oil-slicked swimmer emerges on deck.
Check, Please—Iconic symbols of Good and Evil play chess; while Evil defies the rules, Good is still winning.
American Dream—A weepy John Boehner clubs the people, releasing their hard-earned cash into the manipulative wheel of political power, religion, and greed.
Amnesty—Encircled by ICE fences, the diverse crop of citizenship-seekers wait patiently at the immigration office.
Still Wading—Betty Friedan points womankind to its destiny across the bridge of control. The Triple Goddess (symbol of female lifecycles), Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Benazir Bhutto (slaughtered) are presented before the world stage.